Saturdays 9:00 PM on Showtime
Nurse-jackie

Nurse Jackie Review: "Orchids and Salami"

by at . Comments

Nurse Jackie went all Grey's Anatomy on us this week, depicting a patient whose situation clearly mirrored that of the main character.

In the case of "Orchids and Salami," it was a woman who overdosed on drugs, leaving her son angry, alone and sad. This didn't serve as a wake-up call for Jackie, though, as the camera may have zoomed in on her intense, contemplative face - but nothing about her addiction changed by the conclusion of the half hour.

Orchids, Salami, Etc

It grew worse, in fact, as we learned she stole medicine from a cancer patient.

Does anyone actually like Jackie at this point? I'm all for morally grey, layered characters... but she's a adulterer, a liar and someone seemingly oblivious (or simply uncaring) to those she could seriously hurt. Even when those people include her husband and children.

For awhile, viewers were supposed to balance out these flaws by the fact that she's a caring nurse. Yet that has now gone out the pill-popping window. Jackie is perpetually sullen and, in another example of the show slamming us over the head with the obvious via that conversation with the Indian patient, can never be high enough.

At least Kelly is a new, interesting character. I'm waiting for something to come out about him, though. It's hard to believe the guy is just a saint who texts with Sean Penn and buys everyone drinks. There must be more to his story.

As for O'Hara and Eddie getting together, I doubt it will happen. The series just doesn't take drastic steps such as this. It likes to tease possible changes and major developments, but we're more than halfway through with the season and very, very little has actually transpired.

At least Coop appears over his depression, however. Thank goodness for that kite. A happy, overly confident Coop is a hilarious Coop and that gives me something to look forward to every week.

Review

Editor Rating: 3.0 / 5.0
  • 3.0 / 5.0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
User Rating:

Rating: 2.9 / 5.0 (9 Votes)

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

Tags: ,
Like Us On Facebook

Want more Nurse Jackie?

Sign up for our daily newsletter and receive the latest tv news delivered to your inbox for free!

From Around the Web

    More From TV Fanatic

    Consoling-jessica

    Gang Related Review: Crossing the Line

    It's getting crazy on Gang Related! Lines are being crossed by gangsters and officers, is anyone in the right?
    Begging-andy

    Rookie Blue Review: Out of Control

    On Rookie Blue, Andy assists Sam in a missing persons case. Elsewhere, an undercover operation to track down illegal handguns sends Chris scrambling to maintain control.
    Nate-jenny-kiss

    Gossip Girl Rewatch: There Might Be Blood

    Join us for the rewatch of Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 9 "There Might Be Blood." What did you think of this episode?
    Willie-on-duck

    Duck Dynasty Recap: A Brand of Brothers

    Duck Dynasty Season 6 Episode 5 was all about re-branding. Read on for our latest rundown.

    Avatar

    Hi! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog. Is it tough to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Many thanks
    moncler sales http://sartorioefacco.it/newsl...

    Avatar

    Please add more video clips related to cooking if you have, as I wish for to learn more and more regarding all recipes of cooking.
    Chick Magnets http://www.bandaieurope.eu/tam...